Dotcom's Mega loses domain before launch

Kim Dotcom, the creator of Megaupload has been ardently promoting his new upcoming service called Mega. This is supposed to be a successor of Megaupload that got shut down by the FBI a while ago.

The new service was destined to to be hosted on Me.ga but Stuff.co.nz reports this will not be the case. Apparently the domain is owned by Gabon and their authorities have suspended it while commenting that their country “cannot serve as a platform or screen for committing acts aimed at violating copyrights, nor be used by unscrupulous people.

Dotcom, who is currently waiting for his trial and possible extradition from New Zealand to the US, said on Twitter they had an alternative domain ready and said the US government is on a witch hunt.

Mega is scheduled to launch on 20th of January next year but so far there hasn’t been any word on the new domain they will be using.

Via: Mashable |Source: Stuff.co.nz

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"Furthermore, it would not use a .com domain as these are easily seized by the United States government." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. so he goes with .ga which are not easily seized by the US Government!? rofl

I really agree too that you cannot judge a site until it is launched and you can actually see what they are doing

Regardless who Kim is and what he has done, no one should be judged before a site is even launched, and because of other web sites. He's barely talked about it yet! And he hasn't been judged guilty in the Megaupload case yet, either. Jesus christ someone is in a rush here...

This guy is a complete joke, I don't know why he's given coverage. Even the BBC are reporting this, it's just sad. He just comes across like a big kid. Granted the FBI were foolish in their approach to bringing him down but this guy just isn't credible and those that look up to him like he's some sort of saviour clearly haven't got much to look forward to in life in my view.

this country calls him "unscrupulous" yet he hasn't been convicted for megaupload and mega hasn't launched so they don't know what it will be like. Guilty until proven innocent in that country.

This is awesome! At least someone our there has ethics and says no to Kim Dotcom's piracy file sharing services.

NeoPogo said,
This is awesome! At least someone our there has ethics and says no to Kim Dotcom's piracy file sharing services.

No, this is someone that bought the domain and wants to sell it to Kim at a higher price.

This is done thousands of times over and over and over. There are people that own things like (this is a example, non real) iPotato.com just in case Apple wants to release a product called iPotato. Apple would need to buy the domain and/or change the product name.

(A real life situation did happen when the iPhone came out)

This guy is going to have nothing but problems and interference forever. I can understand some people liking a good fight but, this is literally sweeping a dirt floor - it'll never end, and you'll never get anywhere in the process but you'll waste away with the effort.

Even The Pirate Bay people are laughing at this guy now, which is saying a lot.

br0adband said,
This guy is going to have nothing but problems and interference forever. I can understand some people liking a good fight but, this is literally sweeping a dirt floor - it'll never end, and you'll never get anywhere in the process but you'll waste away with the effort.

Even The Pirate Bay people are laughing at this guy now, which is saying a lot.


Yup. But this is the internet, and there are people here who have a hard-on for any kind of subversive activity.

Colin McGregor said,
oh well there's plenty of other ways to pirate material he will just have to try again.
The difference is that the general public has no idea who runs those sites, the owner/operator is not in the public eye and they don't appear in the press. Kim Dotcom is his own worst enemy in this scenario.

exotoxic said,
I am sure the US government had nothing to do with this

Open your eyes, The US government had everything to gain by doing this.

exotoxic said,
I am sure the US government had nothing to do with this

Absolutely not. The FBI agents you see at Gabon's Ministry are tourists.

Are you...f******...serious!?

Whatever, I wasn't planning on using it anyways. There's Drop and Sky as my options.